Brian J. DeClark |

Brian J. DeClark

Your full name: Brian J. DeClark

Nickname: Brion

Your school: Battle Mountain

How many years in the valley: Ten

Siblings: Matt and Alex

Names of parent(s): Richard and Janet DeClark

My parents named me this because: I have so many aunts, uncles and cousins that most of the names were taken

I’m sick of hearing my parents say: “You’re really going to miss us, especially your youngest brother, Alex.”

What are your plans for after graduation: I plan on attending either Chapman University or Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and majoring in Food Science

Where would like to see yourself in 10 years: Being a flavor chemist and owning a flavor company

What will you miss most about high school: I can’t think of anything

What will you miss least about high school: Cafeteria food

Favorite memory during high school: Having three principals in one year

Who do you most admire and why: My parents, because they have guided me my whole life and helped me through high school

Favorite teacher: Mr. Caudill, Mr. Cope, Mrs. Benysh and Mr. Loetscher have all had an influence on me

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why: Keira Knightley for obvious reasons

I’m looking forward to … surfing and bodyboarding in California, and meeting people with ideas different from mine

I can’t believe … I’m going to be living alone and I can’t belive how fast high school went!

Most people don’t know I … am a neatnik who doesn’t make his bed in the morning

Favorite meal: My father’s “special recipe” BBQ flank steak

Advice for younger students: “Carpe diem ” you’re only young once,” and “hang loose”

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